Real Mistletoe - Fresh from Oregon
Our mistletoe is picked fresh from the white
oaks of Oregon. Not only does it provide
you with a great holiday decoration, it can also be beneficial
to remove the mistletoe from the tree. Often our mistletoe will
come from areas working to preserve oaks and oak savannahs.
One such site has been designated as an Oak Savannah Conservation
site in an effort to restore the native oak environment. Another location,
Tree Vineyards, is working to preserve their signature oak
tree as a heritage tree. The tree is over 150 years old and
stands high in the hills of the valley. In the mid 1800's it
was used as a survey maker that could be seen for miles. We're
grateful to be working with these land owners to provide you
with Christmas mistletoe and help strengthen the native oaks
We'll be harvesting mistletoe throughout the holiday season in order
to get it to you as fresh as possible.
Each sprig is hand selected and tied to ensure the highest quality.
They are all placed in zip-top baggies to preserve them for
a short time during shipping. Since it's real mistletoe, if left in the bag for more than
a week or so (including ship time), it can begin to soften and/or
mold (berries may decay a little faster). We recommend removing
and hanging your real mistletoe as soon as possible.
Often bunches of real mistletoe have berries;
some do not. Because the berries are
thought to be poisonous to small pets and children, we recommend
hanging your mistletoe with caution. If you receive mistletoe
with berries and are worried, they are pretty easy to remove
before your mistletoe is hung. If you'd like, you may request
berries or no berries in the notes at checkout also and we'll
do our best to make it happen.
Our standard mistletoe offering is about 4 inches
in length and pretty thick. It is tied with a scarlet bow and
clear twist-tie. The twist-tie can also be used to hang the
mistletoe when you receive it. We typically package the mistletoe
in zip-top bag to keep it fresh and send it in a sturdy shipping
box with tissue paper to keep it safe.
A few years back, we added some fun to our product line with Hershey's
Kisses, which we're continuing on this year. And be sure to check out our
unique mistletoe and
holly combination that is certain to be one of your best decorations
for the holidays. We've also got an assortment of gift boxes
for fun mistletoe gifts. Don't forget to add
About Mistletoe in General
Real mistletoe is a wonderful part of the holiday
season. According to tradition, anyone who stands under the
mistletoe is fair game for a kiss. Buy
mistletoe today and get your kisses sooner! :)
There are many things that you can learn about
mistletoe and many places to get that information. We've provided
a few links to help you on your way. Enjoy.
Mistletoe Works - HowStuffWorks.com
Mistletoe Center - USDA Forest Service
Information Gateway - Mistletoe.org.uk
Not Just for Kissing - USGS.gov
Definition and More - answers.com
History - theholidayspot.com
Superstitions - worldofchristmas.net